Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop or polish their acrylic painting skills, The Art of Painting in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with this classic medium. This comprehensive guide offers a fresh, modern approach to painting in acrylic. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic tools and materials, The Art of Painting in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including paints and brushes, supports, mediums, and other essential information for working with this fast-drying paint. In addition to learning about basic color theory, painting techniques, and how to work with acrylic paint and textures, aspiring artists will enjoy putting their painting skills to use by practicing the step-by-step demonstrations designed to instruct and entertain. Professional acrylic painters provide easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction and inspiration, enabling readers to learn techniques for mastering this lightweight, versatile, and easy-to-use medium. In-depth lessons cover a variety of subject matter ranging from still lifes and portraits to landscapes and animals. Along the way, aspiring artists will discover helpful tips and tricks for rendering a variety of textures, setting up compelling compositions, achieving accurate proportions, and more. With its breadth of content and detail, The Art of Painting in Acrylic is a must-have resource for any artist's reference library. Includes: Color Theory, Basic Drawing, Painting Techniques, Still Lifes & Flowers, Landscapes, Seascapes, Portraits, and Animals/Pet Portraits.
About the Author
Alicia VanNoy Call, creator of DawgArt, specializes in pet portraiture and animal art on canvas. Her paintings are inspired by the vivid colors of the desert Southwest, where she lives and works in Arizona. Alicia is an award-winning writer and illustrator and holds a BFA in illustration from Utah Valley University. Her art is found in fine retail establishments across the United States. To see more of Alicia's art, visit www.dawgart.com.
Michael Hallinan is equally comfortable painting the figure and landscapes. While a major portion of his work consists of commissioned portraits, he also paints the California coast and Hawaiian islands. Michael’s paintings have graced the covers of several national publications, and he is a 20-year exhibitor at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts. Michael lives in Laguna Beach with his wife Cathy and Nina Marie, the wonder dog. To learn more about Michael, visit www.michaelhallinanstudio.com.
Varvara Harmon is an award-winning multimedia artist who works with oil, acrylic, watercolor, silk paintings, and ink and pencil drawings. Her work has been juried into national and international exhibitions and is in private collections around the world. Varvara's work has been published in International Artist and American Artist magazines, as well as in The Best of America Oil Artists book in 2009 and The Best of World Landscape Artists in 2012. Varvara is a member of the International Guild of Realism, Oil Painters of America, and Landscape Artists International. Varvara is currently represented at several art galleries across the Northeast and teaches workshops and classes in acrylic, watercolor, and oil.
Darice Machel McGuire lives, paints, and teaches acrylic and oil painting on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. Her Hawaii and California landscape and seascape paintings grace the homes and offices of collectors nationally and internationally. Darice’s choice of subject matter comes from her love of nature and all that surrounds her on a daily basis. Her work is represented in three galleries on Maui. To learn more about Darice, visit www.daricemachel.com.
Toni Watts is a former doctor who gave up medicine to follow her dream of being an artist. Her award-winning work is now held in private collections worldwide, and she splits her time between painting, teaching, and watching the wildlife she loves. Visit www.toniwatts.com to learn more.
Linda Yurgensen is a self-taught contemporary artist who paints primarily in acrylic and oil. She is known for painting the familiar “stuff” in daily life. Linda has found her love to be in still life. Light, color, and composition are all vital elements integral to her work. To see more of Linda’s artwork, visit www.cobblehillstudio.blogspot.com.